Sha'ar Hagolan 5. Early Pyrotechnology: Ceramics and White Ware

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Garfinkel, Yosef, Sha'ar Hagolan 5. Early Pyrotechnology: Ceramics and White Ware (Jerusalem, The Institute of Archaeology – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. QEDEM 14. 2019), pp. 275.
Sha'ar Hagolan 5. Early Pyrotechnology: Ceramics and White Ware

Abstract:

This is the fifth volume publishing the results of the extensive excavations at Sha῾ar Hagolan, an 8000-year-old Neolithic village located in the Central Jordan Valley in Israel, comprising one of the most important sites of the Yarmukian culture in the entire region. This volume focuses on the development of pyrotechnology, discussing the initial organization of the pottery industry and the final stages of the production of burnt lime vessels, the so-called White Ware, that preceded it. The volume contains eight chapters that present the pottery assemblage and the clay objects on a typological and quantitative basis, along with petrographic analysis and spatial distribution in completely excavated building complexes. A technological discussion of the pottery technology is offered by a professional modern potter and Neolithic White Ware items are discussed as well.

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